WWI SS Mendi ship sinking centenary commemorated
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WWI SS Mendi ship sinking centenary commemorated

The sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel is being commemorated 100 years on.

The vessel was hit by cargo steamship SS Darro in thick fog, off the Isle of Wight, on 21 February 1917.

The South African Native Labour Corps troops onboard were travelling to France to assist the allies during World War One.